Plastic petrochemicals recycling rPET 04-12-2018
-China – Polyethylene Terephthalate
PET and its chain have begun to move
upward, in the footsteps of oil.
PET Bottle grade export 1,010/1,060 $/ton – PET Bottle grade domestic market 8,300/8,400 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade SD domestic market 7,750/7,850 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 7,800/7,950 yuan/ton
PTA Taiwan 840/850 $/ton – PTA domestic market 6,200/6,300 yuan/ton – MEG $ 710/725 $/ton – MEG domestic market 6,100/6,200 yuan/ton – PX Korea 980/990 $/ton
POY 150D/48F domestic market 8,300/8,400 yuan/ton – DTY 150D/48F domestic market 10,050/10,150 yuan/ton – PSF domestic market 8,700/8,800 yuan/ton
The contract price of ethylene in Europe for December deliveries was finally agreed at the level of EUR1,025 per tonne, which is EUR110 per tonne lower than in November, ICIS reported
The contract price was approved under the terms of FD NWE (with delivery to North-West Europe).
Two manufacturers and two buyers directly confirmed this price. Direct confirmation from the other three manufacturers is pending
-Crude Oil Prices Trend
Three producers of polyethyleneterephthalate (PET) resin have filed an appealto a recent finding that the US industry is notmaterially injured by imports from Brazil,Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan and Taiwan, therepresenting attorney firm announced on Monday.
DAK Americas, Indorama Ventures USA and Nan YaPlastics Corp, America, have requested a courtreview of the US International TradeCommission’s (ITC) October negativefinal determination in the antidumpinginvestigation on PET resin imports from thefive regions.
Teijin Frontier, Teijin Group’s fibre and products converting firm, has added a natural-like fabric, ideal for sportswear, fashionwear, and uniforms, to its Deltapeak series of high-function fabrics.
Teijin Frontier will launch the product in the 2020 spring/summer season, targeting annual sales of one million metres by the fiscal year ending in March 2022.
LUCKNOW : Shedding light on the side effects of repeated recycling of plastic drinking water bottles, experts at the ISHWMCON -2018 said that quality of plastic deteriorated after it was recycled for a third time. Quality plastic bottles recycling
“So, recycling plastic is not the answer for saving the environment,” said Alexander Von Hildebrand, World Health Organisation, South-East Asia Regional Office, while addressing the two-day 18th annual conference of the Indian Society of Hospital Waste Management, which started at the King George’s Medical University on Saturday.
Coinciding with the Swedish Ambassador for the Ocean Helen Ågren’s visit to Thailand, UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) and the Government of Sweden launched a four-year project in Southeast Asia, a region in which many countries are major plastic polluters. Significant quantities of plastic end up as marine litter in the world’s oceans.
UNEP’s regional director for Asia and the Pacific, Dechen Tsering, explained that “60 percent of all plastic that ends up in our oceans comes from only six countries in Asia.”
Inexpensive plastic packaging and a take-away food culture further contribute to widespread single-use plastic use in the region. An additional challenge is the region’s limited waste management capacity, which contributes to mismanagement of over 75 percent of the region’s plastic waste.
In a new study, Indiana University scientists found toxic flame retardants in newly manufactured children’s car seats, sparking concerns about children’s health. Of the 18 children’s car seats tested, 15 contained new or traditional hazardous flame retardant chemicals.
“New replacement flame retardants, often marketed as safer alternatives, are lurking in children’s products without rigorous safety testing and may pose risks for children’s health,” said Marta Venier, associate scientist at IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and principal investigator on the study.
The quest to create affordable, durable and mass-produced ‘smart textiles’ has been given fresh impetus through the use of the wonder material Graphene.
An international team of scientists, led by Professor Monica Craciun from the University of Exeter Engineering department, has pioneered a new technique to create fully electronic fibres that can be incorporated into the production of everyday clothing.
In a recent paper Prof. Dr. Rainer Bunge argues that efforts to improve the recycling of plastics are not always the most environmentally beneficial. Often energy recovery is preferable.
n a recently published research paper, Prof. Dr. Rainer Bunge of the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil, Switzerland, argues that efforts to improve the recycling of plastics are not always the most environmentally beneficial. Often energy recovery is preferable. Here, the professor gives WMW readers a brief introduction to his findings…
Plastics recycling solves no problem in countries with proper waste management. In countries with an advanced waste management system, practically the entire amount of plastic waste is handled in the waste disposal system and is mainly disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.
Elkem Silicones USA Corp. in York, S.C., has revealed a new Elkem LSR Select range of liquid silicone rubber products in Shore hardnesses of 25A, 35A, 50A and 70A.
LSR Select is aimed at low temperature LSR molding, but is also capable of achieving faster cure at normal mold temperatures.
Ted Johnson, senior staff chemist at the silicone rubber materials producer, presented the materials Nov. 27 at the Smithers Rapra Silicone Elastomers World Summit in Malpensa.
Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total S.A. (Paris, France; www.total.com) and Corbion (Amsterdam, the Netherlands; www.corbion.com), announced the startup of its 75,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) PLA (Poly-Lactic Acid) bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand.
The plant has successfully produced Luminy PLA resins. This bioplastic provides a valuable contribution towards the circular economy, as it offers multiple environmentally-friendly waste solutions and produces renewable and biodegradable materials.
A huge amount of plastic waste in the oceans, seas and rivers poses a danger for humans and for animals. Germany intends to deal with it and proposed his plan.
The story of a dead sperm whale in Indonesia, in the stomach, which found 6 kg of plastic (115 plastic cups, 25 plastic bags and broken 4 plastic bottles, two pairs of plastic flip-flops, etc.), shocked the Minister of environmental protection and nuclear safety of Germany Swanu Schulze (Svenja Schulze) to the core. What happened, unfortunately, not an isolated episode. Therefore, as the Minister said, “we need to radically change the situation with plastic garbage.”